On Wednesday, the owners of Harry’s Wine Depot Tavern in downtown Brentwood announced they would be closing for good on Sunday, September 25.
According to Tammy Zickuhr, the closure is due to an ongoing issue with the cooling system which has been down for approximately three weeks and the owner of the building will not replace it.
Here is the message that went out Wednesday morning:
It’s with bitter sweet news. Harry’s Wine Depot-Tavern will be closing this Sunday 25th for good. It isn’t by choice at all. See the cooler final broke down 3 weeks ago! We’ve had to put coolant in it at least 2 times since we moved in, in December 2021. That isn’t normal at all.
The day we moved in, it was said that the coils and fans would be replaced by the owner. But unfortunately they have not been replaced. So now that it broke down we have lost thousands and thousands of dollars in product. So we did try and see if our insurance would cover it. But since it was an on going thing the insurance company will not replace the cooler or repair it.
So than we find out that the ceiling inside the cooler has a bad leak and has mold inside (not to mention the ceiling collapsed before we moved in and we were not told). So with the coils, fans, ceiling, and mold it’s going to cost over $50-$60 thousands to fix. We can’t just bandage the coils any more as they have been in the past 2 years.
So we tried and have moved to using ice chest to keep the beer cold and started using out little 8tap kegerator for tap beer. But it’s sad to say that isn’t enough. So if you’d like to support us till Sunday you may come in and purchase what we have left in stock.
We will make everything cash sales only to recover what we can. I hope everyone understands and we as a family want to thank each and everyone of you for your love and support!
I apologize if you are planning on having an event at Harry’s in the next couple of months and have not reach out to you, please forgive me. I have a lot on my mind.
At this time, Harry’s Wine Depot and Tavern has no plans to relocated to another location. They moved to the location in December of 2021 in hopes of creating a location that was family friend and supporting the community by hosting a variety of events and gatherings.